reese witherspoon in MARIE CLAIRE

 Marie Claire’s October 2011 issue, on newsstands Sep 20…
Here’s a sneak-peek of what she shared with the mag:

 On her divorce from Ryan Phillippe and being a single parent: “I was hard on myself when I got divorced. And until I got remarried, I don’t think I realized how stressed I was. I feel so much relief. I don’t think I realized how stressed I was being a single parent. It was really, really stressful. It’s not easy on anybody.”

 On husband Jim Toth: “I got lucky. I did. I got very lucky, and he’s so wonderful with the children.
I’m very blessed.”

 On her fears: “I’m scared to speak in public. I’m really nervous about it. It’s weird, because on a movie set, I’m fine. But I get really nervous in front of crowds…I used to not ever travel. I’ve gotten over so many phobias. Five years ago, I was terrified to travel. I was scared to leave my kids. It’s still not the best feeling.”

 On confidence: “I always had a lot of confidence when I was younger, and then I think I got a little nervous in my 20s, but now I feel better. Now I’m in my 30s, totally better. A little more confident again. Not as scared.”

a sneak-peek behind-the-scenes…